Bauer Performance Sports is led by an experienced and committed management team with a proven track record of successfully introducing and marketing innovative products, integrating strategic acquisitions, and implementing successful growth strategies. Our accomplishments and performance have been possible through the dedication of our employees, who have been with us for an average of 10 years.
Kevin Davis, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Kevin Davis has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Bauer since 2008. Mr. Davis joined the company in 2002 and has held positions of increasing responsibility over that time, most recently as the Chief Operating Officer from 2006-2008 and Chief Financial Officer from 2004-2006. Prior to joining Bauer, Mr. Davis held senior finance positions in the medical device industry for Pathway Medical Technologies and Boston Scientific Corporation and in consumer products with The Gillette Company.
Mr. Davis has Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Massachusetts and earned Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designations while employed at Ernst & Young.
Amir Rosenthal, Chief Financial Officer
Amir Rosenthal has acted in this capacity since 2008. Prior to joining Bauer, Mr. Rosenthal was the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and Secretary of Katy Industries, Inc. From 1989-2001, Mr. Rosenthal held various positions at Timex Group Limited, including Treasurer, Senior Counsel, and Counsel. Mr. Rosenthal was also Chairman of Timex Watches Limited (New Delhi, India). Mr. Rosenthal began his career with LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby and MacRae as an associate attorney in 1986. Mr. Rosenthal is a Director of Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc., a NYSE-listed company that manufactures high-quality firearms for the commercial sporting market.
Mr. Rosenthal has a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College, a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from New York University School of Law, and a Master of Science in Finance from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Paul Gibson, Executive Vice President of Product Creation and Supply Chain
Paul Gibson has held this position since 2008 and is responsible for leading the company's Research, Design and Development, Supply Chain and Mergers and Acquisitions organizations. Prior to his current role, Mr. Gibson was the Senior Vice President of Product Creation. From 2001-2006, he held the position of Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Sourcing, which included responsibility for Research, Design and Development, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Planning, Quality and Nike Bauer's Taiwan Production and Development Operations. Mr. Gibson has extensive relationships with suppliers throughout Asia and led the transition from internal manufacturing at Bauer to outsourcing products in Asia including the development of Bauer's Asia Production and Development Operations located in Taichung, Taiwan.
Edward Kinnaly, Executive Vice President of Global Commerce
Edward Kinnaly has held this position since 2008 and served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of ice hockey from 2006-2008. Mr. Kinnaly has also served as Vice President, Global Sales (2000-2003) and General Manager, Europe (2003-2006). Prior to joining Bauer, Mr. Kinnaly spent the majority of his career at Nike with positions in product management, sales, brand management and general management. His 20 years of experience at Nike includes international assignments in the Netherlands and Germany. Mr. Kinnaly began his career at PepsiCo in 1987.
Mr. Kinnaly has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Babson College.
Paul Dachsteiner, Vice President of Information Services
Paul Dachsteiner has held this position since returning to Bauer in 2008. Prior to his return, Mr. Dachsteiner served as Chief Information Officer at Nike affiliate Cole Haan for two years. In addition to building shared services models between Nike and Cole Haan, Mr. Dachsteiner supported global retail stores while leading the transition of Cole Haan's point of sale systems and new store openings. In 2001, Mr. Dachsteiner began his role at Nike Bauer Hockey and worked closely with Nike to leverage shared services and deliver best-in-class services while reducing operating costs.
Mr. Dachsteiner has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from New Hampshire College.
Troy Mohns, Vice President of Category Management
Troy Mohns has held this position since January 2010. In his previous role as Vice President, Business Development, Mr. Mohns led the acquisition and integration of the Company's fourth largest competitor and managed the separation from Nike including the creation of the current Bauer brand image and positioning. During his 12-year tenure with Nike Bauer, Mr. Mohns held roles in regional management, brand marketing, product marketing and strategic planning. He continues in an advisory role on mergers and acquisitions and other strategic opportunities.
Mr. Mohns has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Colgate University
Mary Picard, Vice President of Global Human Resources
Mary Picard has held this position since 2008. Prior to joining Bauer, Ms. Picard held various Human Resource leadership roles in the consumer packaged goods industry, including for High Liner Foods and Lindt and Sprungli (USA). Ms. Picard also worked for Enterasys Networks, a start-up enterprise based networks systems company, where she supported the global marketing and engineering organizations. Ms. Picard began her career in the United Technologies Corporation HR Leadership Development Program and provided human resources leadership support in the unionized manufacturing headquarters of Pratt and Whitney, Power Division.
Ms. Picard has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Arts degree in Psychology and Organizational Behavior from Boston College.
Matt Smith, Vice President of Global Marketing
Matt Smith has acted in this capacity since 2008. Prior to joining Bauer, Mr. Smith spent 12 years building brands and creating marketing plans at E&J Gallo Winery, Unilever Home and Personal Care and Gillette/Procter & Gamble. Mr. Smith has also worked in a marketing role for the National Football League and Uno Restaurants.
Mr. Smith has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.
Michael J. Wall, Vice President of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Michael Wall has held the position of Vice President of General Counsel since 2008, and was appointed Corporate Secretary in 2011. Prior to joining Bauer, Mr. Wall held the position of Chief Legal Officer of the TD Garden and the Boston Bruins. During his 13 years in this role, he was the sole in-house attorney, providing legal support, advice and counsel to the executive management of the TD Garden, the Boston Bruins, Massachusetts Sportservice, New England Sportservice and H.A. Sportservice. He served as a member of the board of directors of the NHL Pension Society during this time and continues to serve on the board of directors of The Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation. Before joining the TD Garden and Boston Bruins executive teams, Mr. Wall was an attorney with Boston law firms Hinckley, Allen & Snyder and Goodwin Procter.
Mr. Wall has a Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of the Holy Cross and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Boston College Law School.
John Gagliardi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Maverik Lacrosse
John Gagliardi is President, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Maverik. Prior to starting Maverik in 2005, Mr. Gagliardi held roles at Salomon Smith Barney in New York City and was one of the founders of Blue Buffalo Dog Food Company in Wilton, CT.
Mr. Gagliardi was a two-time All-American lacrosse player at Johns Hopkins and All-World defenseman for Team USA. He also played professional indoor and outdoor lacrosse for nine years. Mr. Gagliardi received a Bachelor of Arts from Johns Hopkins University.